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Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Navy Veteran Alma Grocki, the first woman from Hawaii to graduate from the United States Naval Academy.
Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Army Veteran Rita Sarah N. Taitano, who served as a combat driver in Kabul, Afghanistan.
This week’s America250 salute is Navy Veteran Sunita Williams, who served as a Gulf War helicopter pilot before becoming a NASA astronaut.
Veteran Sharon Dunbar served for 32 years, becoming one of the highest ranking female Asian Americans in the Air Force.
Army Veteran Hiroshi Miyamura is the second Japanese American to receive the Medal of Honor. His award was classified by the Army for 28 months while Miyamura was held by North Korean forces as a prisoner of war during the Korean War.
People doubted Frank Wada’s loyalties because he was Japanese-American. However, Wada readily volunteered to fight for his country when given the chance.
Noboru “Don” Seki served as a member of the 442nd Regiment, an Army unit of Japanese American soldiers, during World War II.
Brigadier General Vicente P. Lim served as an Army infantry officer and was best known for leading a heroic defense of the Philippine Islands during World War II.
Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Army Veteran Robert T. Kuroda from Hawaii, who posthumously received a Medal of Honor for his actions during World War II.
May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, which offers a chance to look back on Veterans honored through Congressional Gold Medals.
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Last updated September 28, 2022
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